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VAT Reclaim Spring 2013 Part 1

Category: Barn Conversion Journal January 3rd, 2013 by mbc

With my completion certificate delivered in November the clock is ticking on my VAT reclaim for the conversion of the barn…

You have You can only send in one claim and that claim must be submitted no later than three months after the conversion has been completed.

VAT refunds for DIY housebuilders – Claim form and notes for conversions Page 10.

The form ‘to claim a VAT refund as a DIY housebuilder who has converted an existing building into a dwelling’ is downloadable from the HMRC website.

I’ve been here before five years ago (gulp! time flies!), but the forms have changed since then.

Having had a brief read over the new forms, all seems pretty straight-forward at face value. I have my planning permission documents and completion certificate so the documentary ‘topping and tailing’ is all in place. I’ve also already worked through and organised my invoices and receipts.

The one area I’m unsure of is claiming back the various small till receipts I have from places like B&Q. Obviously these aren’t full invoices containing names, addresses and VAT numbers so I’m a little wary of including them in my claim. After some research it seems that VAT registered businesses reclaiming VAT can claim on such receipts, but the jury is still out in my case. Further research required…

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